00423 Incurvaria pectinea, Haworth, 1828

BF0129 (ABH8.001)

Christophstal, May 2015
Christophstal, May 2015
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Christophstal, May 2015
 Photo © Peter Bissell

General Information

This moth has a brown brassy forewing with two white spots on the dorsum.


The larvae produce small circular blotch mines. A case is cut from the blotch in June, leaving a perforated leaf. The larvae continue feeding on dead leaves on the ground.

Overwinters as a pupa.

Wingspan: 12-16 mm.
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.), Hazel (Corylus avellana), Apple (Malus domestica), Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), Alder (Alnus glutinosa), maples (Acer spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), pears (Pyrus spp.), Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea)
Flying: One generation, April-May
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Unknown



Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Baden-W├╝rttemberg.

Last recorded in May 2015

Similar Species
Christophstal, May 2020
Christophstal, May 2020
 Photo © Peter Bissell

Larva Type:
White, Yellow, Grey, Brown